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Scottish history lovers wanted for perfect summer job

If history is your thing, one of Scotland’s most fascinating prehistoric settlements could have the perfect job on offer this summer.


In pictures: 20 of Scotland’s most stunning sea stacks and where to find them

SCOTLAND’s shores offer a wide variety of dramatic clifftops, awe-inspiring inlets and stunning seaside stacks and arches.


Holiday park planned for Culloden Battlefield

Culloden is facing a new threat of development with plans now lodged to build a holiday park within the official battlefield boundary.

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Archaeologists  from NTS  and volunteers are at Glencoe searching for remains of settlements inhabited during the 1692 massace. PIC: NTS.

Lost settlements of Glencoe studied for first time

Archaeologists are in Glencoe surveying the settlements inhabited during the 1692 massacre for the first time.

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The conscientious objectors pose for a photo -surrounded by granite - at the Dyce work camp. PIC: Creative Commons.

The Aberdeen work camp for the men who refused to go to war

More than 250 conscientious objectors were sent to break granite at a quarry at Dyce, Aberdeen, in a secret work camp that soon lit a local outcry.

Rangers at Holyrood Park have been spraying dog poo pink

Dog poo sprayed with neon paint in Edinburgh to shame owners

Dog poo is being sprayed with neon paint in one of Edinburgh’s finest open spaces to shame lazy dog owners.


Secrets of Orkney’s ‘Egypt of the North’ to be unlocked

A major international study is underway on a tiny Orkney island known as the ‘Egypt of the North’ given its wealth of archaeological finds.

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The Brough Superior 981cc SS100 has fetched almost 265,000 pounds at auction

Vintage bike used to fight crime in Edinburgh bought for £265,000

A vintage police motorbike once used to pursue criminals through Edinburgh’s streets has been sold at auction for almost £265,000.

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New images provide snapshot of small town life in Scotland in 70s and 80s

Newly-digitised photographs of small town Scotland in the 1970s and early 80s have been released by Historic Environment Scotland.


Original colour scheme of Antonine Wall revealed

Cutting-edge research carried out on remnants of the Antonine Wall have revealed that parts of the Roman Empire’s most northerly frontier were originally painted in bright reds and vibrant yellows.

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Harry Lauder and Charlie Chaplin made a short film together in Hollywood in 1918. Picture: Roy Export Company Limited

Footage of Charlie Chaplin and Harry Lauder together to be screened at Scotland's oldest cinema

Rarely-seen footage of the celebrated Scottish entertainer Harry Lauder performing alongside Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin is to be screened to the public at Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema next month.


Story of ancient Dalriada kingdom to be told at Crinan Canal

The story of “Britain’s most beautiful shortcut” and the ancient coastal kingdom of Dalriada is set to be brought to life thanks to a £1.5 million project to create a new heritage and community hub at the gateway to the historic Crinan Canal in Ardrishaig.

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In pictures: the history of the Dean Village

The Dean Village is arguably one of the most photogenic areas of the city, with rows of mews houses, former mills and industrial buildings and leafy outlook

The spot where the Battle of the Braes was fought on Skye in April 1882. PIC:

OTD 1882: Crofters and police clash at Battle of the Braes

A violent confrontation between police and crofters broke out during a planned mass eviction on the Isle of Skye 136 years ago today.

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In pictures: 10 Scottish locations that should be World Heritage sites

The Taj Mahal, Stonehenge, The Grand Canyon; these are just three of the stunning 1073 UNESCO World Heritage sites being celebrated today as part of The International Day for Monument and Sites.

Three of the tiny coffins found on Arthur's Seat in 1836. Picture: TSPL

Author claims to have solved Edinburgh coffin-doll mystery

They are perhaps one of the capital’s most enduring mysteries, made famous by TV documentaries and fictional novels.

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Medieval handbell among treasures found on Highland island

An early medieval handbell and several graves of senior clan figures are among items recorded by archaeologists on a tiny island in a Highland loch.


Scottish heritage attractions set new visitor record

More than 5 million people have visited Scotland’s heritage attractions in a single year with a new record set by the country’s historic properties.

Ian Young at the controls of one of his miniature steam engines at Ness Islands Railway. PIC: Contributed.

Miniature railway in the Highlands goes up for sale

A much loved miniature railway in the Highlands has gone up for sale.

The Edward VIII post box on Nithsdale Road is now classed as a listed building. PIC:

Rare red post box in Glasgow gets listed building status

A rare red post box on the southside of Glasgow has been given listed building status.

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